Module Identifier EN10320  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr Iona Italia  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Caroline Bate, Mrs Carol M Marshall, Dr Claire E Jowitt, Dr Elizabeth J Oakley-Brown, Dr Iona Italia, Dr Julia H M Reid, Mrs Joan Crawford, Miss Joy Cadwallader, Mrs Lillian Stevenson, Marie Hockenhull Smith, Dr Matthew R Jarvis, Mr Michael J Smith, Professor Peter T Barry, Mr Robert W Cooper, William G Slocombe  
Course delivery Lecture   5 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   15 Hours (10 x 1.5 hour seminars)  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: 4 essays (1,000 words each)  100%
Supplementary Assessment Resubmit any failed elements and/or make good any missing elements. 

Learning outcomes

On the completion of this module students should typically have developed:
- their skills of close critical reading of texts;
- their understanding of and ability to work with a range of critical approaches;
- their skills of oral presentation;
- their essay writing skills.

Brief description

This Part 1 English module has been devised as an 'apprenticeship' module for the discipline. It's aim is to lay the basis of the skills needed for enjoyable and successful study in the field of English - Reading Text, Reading Critics, and Writing about the Text.



To equip students with a range of discipline-specific and transferable skills, including:
- close reading of literary texts;
- ability to access and use critical material;
- skills of oral presentation;
- writing skills.


There is an introductory lecture, one lecture for each of the four set books and IT sessions, together with weekly seminar workshops for ten weeks. There are four set texts, one from each of the 'core' periods which feature in Part 2 of the degree.

Set Texts
Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus - (Medieval/Renaissance)
Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock - (Eighteenth-century)
Dorothy & William Wordsworth's - Home at Grasmere   (Nineteenth-century)
Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse - (Twentieth-century)


This module is at CQFW Level 4